Haunted House Halloween Handbook

Haunted House Halloween Handbook

by Jerry R. Chavez, Jerry R. Chavez

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786403752
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Jerry R. Chavez has been designing and producing haunted houses for over twenty years. He lives in Fountain Valley, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgements vii

Preface 1



1. GETTING STARTED 3

Start-up Costs and Sponsorship 3

Accounting 3

Workforce 3

Location 7

Legal and Safety Considerations 9



2. LAYOUT AND CONSTRUCTION 13

Floor Plans 13

Basic Construction Tools 19

Lumber 21

The Wall Frames 22

Building Temporary Walls 25

Electrical Cord Organization 27



3. BASIC EFFECTS 29

Appearance or Vanish 29

Transformation 30

Penetration 30

Animation or Levitation 31

Physical Paradox 31

Sensory Assault 31

Threatening Object 32



4. PROPS 69

Special Tools 69

Special Materials 71

Surface Treatments and Finishes 76

Using Color 79

Some Basic Props 86



5. COSTUMES 93

Latex Mask Making 95

Some Basic Makeup 104



6. SOUND, LIGHTING, AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT 111

Sound Effects 111

Lighting 115

Other Effects Equipment 116



7. ADVERTISING 123

Media 124

Publicity Stunts 124

Postings 125



Last Words 127

Appendix A: Task Checklist and Sample Timeline 129

Appendix B: Threatrical Supply Companies 133

Index 139

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